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Stephen A. Smith’s ridiculous comments about women fighting in mixed martial arts

Stephen A. Smith’s ridiculous comments about women fighting in mixed martial arts

Stephen A. Smith is once again in the news for controversial comments made regarding mixed martial arts.

This time, Smith has said that he doesn’t want to see women fighting in the octagon.

“When I think about pugilistic sports, I don’t like to see women involved in that at all,” Smith said (via MMA Fighting).

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“I just don’t like it. I wouldn’t pass, I wouldn’t promote legislating laws to prohibit them from doing so, but I don’t want to see women punching each other in the face. I don’t want to see women fighting in the octagon and stuff like that. That’s just me.”

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It’s a bizarre take from Smith and one that’s incredibly disrespectful to the outstanding female fighters not just in mixed martial arts but boxing and other combat sports, as well.

Here’s how Patrick Auger and Matthew Wells reacted to the comments made by Stephen A. Smith.

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